Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Daiwa Morethan Branzino

Been with this baby for quite sometime. Love the lightness.

Line Per
Handle Turn

Gear Ratio

Max Drag






Thursday, October 2, 2008

ATELIER G.L. : Tsuru Pop Crane Lures design by Y. Tsurusaki

After fail finding Mura-Mura Lure, i found the last three Tsuru Pop from Fisherman Tackleshop in Permas Jaya during my raya holiday.  Love the high quality paintjob.

Spec: chugger type, 160mm, 130g, hooks 4/0-5/0

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pulau Jarak: 30th May - 1st June 2008

This trip is considered so-so trip as the current is not favourably. On the evening of the 1st day, fish activities are a lot near P Jarak with GT and ?talang? chasing boiling bait fish. But sadly, no takers on many poppers thrown at them.

The blessing is on bottom fishing where plenty of "banded-snapper" were caught. I manage to get one angchoh and 1 kerapu only. But at 3am, Ah Ho woke me up (probably he cannot sleep due to my snooring), asking me whether i got luminous jigs. He said there are plenty big eye travallys, chasing small fish behing the boat. With half opened eyes, i casted a 40g, self-painted-luminous jig paired with Xzoga Pe2 and Branzino 3000. Instantly, i caught a saizeable bigeye trevally. after the 3rd fish, my colleague woke up asking what is the commotion. I handed him my hookup 4th bigeye to him, asking him to fight. Whoa! it is fight of his life as he only wear sarong. High five to him.

Next day, jigging is not productive as i caught only 1 bluefin, 1 angchoh and 1 tengiri. On the afternoon, we parked near the island as the current is too STRONG for us to do anything. We drifted dead selar on my Tiagra 30. Suddenly the rachet sounded. I thought we caught a tengiri or barracuda. Within seconds a BIG sailfish ~ 60kg+ jumped tailwaked and spitting the hook. We can only watch as never we thought a sailfish hunting so close to the island. Ah Ho said, off-season sailfish is huge but very difficult to track and catch them.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sevenseas: Revolver jig

Got this jig from "a friend". 150g.
Read from the web that this jig acts - Quick & Slips fall with slow jerks.

Compare with 160g Hooker jig.

top: 160g hooker; middle: revolver; bottom; 220g hooker

my collections of "Matsutani disease"


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Adhek Bali Pencil Popper: Young Lady

Adhek Bali new pencil popper "Young Lady" is the smaller version of Ocean Lady.
I never accurately weight it but guesstimate ~100-120g. Slightly lighter than Dragonet.
Based on Pak Adhek description and my trip to Maldives last year, Young Lady & Ocean Lady is suitable for choppy sea, strong current areas and multiple baitfish at surface.
Casting with these "Ladies" is relatively easy to due the rear weight distribution.
Depends on the rod action, you can move it up&down or sideways.
In Malay - Angguk-Angguk Geleng-Geleng

Love the finishing....

Relative sizes (Dunhill pack at toplefthand corner)...hehehehe

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Light Casting Lures

After gone to Pekan last month, i got addicted by casting "small' sinking lures with Stella 5000 filled with TuffLine 20lb matched with Xzoga Custom PE2. Bought a few for my next Pekan trip in May. Got 3 Jackson Pin Tail Tune 40g lures, 1 Ima Honey Trap 95ss, 1 Ima heavy Surfer 90, 2Yozuri/Duel Livebait Jig Minnow.  These accroding to Azhar MJ, these lures are proven to catch coral trout, diamond trevally, GT, spanish mackerel and cobia at Karang Luas and Berhala Island.
Will use #1 Owner Stinger Treble 3X ST-56TN on all of these lures.
Check these site IMA, Jackson

Ima Heavy Surfer

Jackson Pin Tail Tune

Ima Honey Trap

Yozuri Livebait

Duel Livebait Jig Minnow

Size comparison with Micro Gecko, Mini Dragonet & Duel Slider

PE2 Light jigging set: Stella 5000FA + Golden Mean Sabel Dance

Got this set last month. Very light set in terms of weight.

Specification for Stella 5000FA:
Max Drag: 9kg/22.5lb
Gear ratio: 5.7:1
Line Retrive per crank: 37 inches
Weight: 13.2 oz / 374g
15 BB + 1 RB
Fluidrive II gearing system
Aluminium Body
Dyna Balance Wobble Free System
Oversized Power Roller line roller
Floating Shaft System
Line Capacity: PE2 350m, PE3 240m

Sabel Dance has excellent "very fast action". Check out Sharma's Blog for detais on Sabel Dance.
One thing i need to do is to change few guides on the Sabel if i want it to be a perfect casting rod. Otherwise this Sabel is only for pure jigging mode.

My main storage system........

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Swimbait:Mangrove Studio Volador 170LS

Been planning to collect swimbaits this year. Already have a few Duel Surface Slide. Other candidates in mind include CraftBait, ValleyHill and Orion Lures.
Got the Volador from Tacklebox SS15 Subang Jaya.